Loneliness Awareness Week: Garden House Hospice launches Compassionate Neighbours film
PUBLISHED: 12:02 16 June 2019
Garden House Hospice Care is set to mark Loneliness Awareness Week with the launch of a new film introducing people to its Compassionate Neighbours project.
The community-led scheme - which began in February 2018 - aims to tackle social isolation and loneliness in Stevenage, North Herts, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Compassionate Neighbours Project Manager, Jeanette Farrow said: "We've seen a huge impact on the emotional and physical wellbeing of everyone involved with the scheme and have achieved some fantastic results in the project's first year.
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"This Loneliness Week, we encourage you to get out into your community, whether it's sharing a smile with a neighbour, or a cup of tea with an old friend, every friendly gesture makes a difference."
Compassionate Neighbours are trained volunteers who are matched to local people in their society needing help with isolation - this is based on their interests and hobbies.
Loneliness Awareness Week - which runs from June 17 until June 21 - is now in its third year, after being set up by the Marmalade Trust in 2017.
To get involved with Compassionate Neighbours, email Jeanette.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01462 679540.